tv State of the Union With Jake Tapper CNN June 19, 2016 9:00am-10:01am PDT
aftermath. red flags raised in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. >> we did contact authorities and let them know we had a suspicion person in here. >> did the fbi miss a chance to stop the attack? the attorney general will be here live. this son of a [ bleep ] -- >> donald trump doubles down on his muslim ban. >> they're pouring in and we don't know what we're doing. >> and sends many republicans running scared.
>> i think it was very tacky. >> ill advised. >> it's unconstitutional and many represents un-american statement. >> can gop delegates really launch a revolt at the convention? a top trump ally joins me next. and a plea from the president. >> i held and hugged grieving family members and parents and they pleaded that we do more to stop the carnage. >> with the senate slated to vote on guns tomorrow, are there sinds of compromise? plus the best political minds will be here with insights from the campaign trail. ♪ hello. i'm dana bash, in for jake tapper where the state of the union is in mourning. it has been a somber week in orlando, funerals for the 49 killed in last sunday's horrific attack at pulse nightclub. two sheriffs deputies were
injured escorting one of the processions hit by what police called an impatient driver. orlando is expected 20,000 people to march in a candlelight walk tonight following a memorial service for the victims. the justice department says tomorrow they will release a time line and limited transcript of the conversation between the killer and police. this as authorities continue to try to piece together a picture of the murderer's last moments and his own motivations. >> the investigation is ongoing, but we know that the killer was an angry and disturbed individual who took in extremist information and propaganda over the internet and became radicalized. during his killing spree, he pledged allegiance to isil, a group that's called on people around the world to attack innocent civilians. >> and with me now here is attorney general loretta lynch. thank you so much for coming in. first let's start with the news that you're going to deliver tore these transcripts. can you give us a teaser of what
exactly we're going to learn in these transcripts about the killer? >> well, good morning, dana and thank you for having me. yes, we are going to be releasing tomorrow more information about this investigation. it's been our goal to get as much information into the public s domain as possible so people can understand as we do possibly what motivated this killer, what led him to this place, and also provide us with information. so tomorrow we will be releasing limited transcripts of the calls between the killer and the orlando pd negotiators in the nightclub that night. >> what will the transcripts tell us? >> they will talk about what he told law enforcement on the ground as the events were unfolding. >> what did he tell them? >> as we have said earlier, he talked about his pledges of allegiance to a terrorist group. he talked about his motivations for why he was claiming at that time he was committing this horrific act. he talked about american policy in some ways. the reason why we're going to limit these transcripts is to avoid revictimizing those who went through this horror. it will contain the substance,
of his conversations. there were three conversations between this killer and negotiators. >> and he was, of course, in a gay nightclub. did he talk about his feelings about gay americans? >> he didn't get into that, and so we're still exploring why he chose this particular place to attack. we're asking people who have information to come forward, people have, we greatly appreciate that. we are trying to learn everything we can about this individual's motivations. as you note, he was in a gay nightclub. this was an act of terror and an act of hate, targeted against a community, the lgbt commute, the latino community, and of course the lgbt community is so far too often the victim of these types of crimes. >> let's talk about some of the events leading up to this. the owner of the gun shop, where the orlando killer tried to buy left 3 body armor, bulk ammo, several weeks before the shooting, this owner says that his staff saw that the behavior of the shooter was suspicious, and they notified authorities. listen to what the gun shop
owner said. >> at that time he declined any business and he left the store. we had no link, no contact. we didn't know who he was, but we did contact authorities and let them know we just had a suspicious person that was in here, which we have been in regular contact with them any time any event happens, we reach out immediately, and there was nothing that would come of it. >> why wasn't more done by the authorities to follow up on suspicions reported? >> as the gun shop owner indicated, during the course of actually an unrelated investigation, they were speaking with authorities and in the course of their discussions, they did provide information about this individual, whom we now know to be the orlando killer coming into their shop to talk about purchases. as was noted, because no performing were
made, no i.d. was gathered, no identifying information was available beyond the information, which was recorded and which was kept. that's exactly what that gun shop owner should have done and we thank and commend him for that. he then realized after the court of tragic events of last weekend he was actually in his shop, called fbi and again we were able to put those pieces together. because no purchase was made, there was nothing to identify who it was, nothing to say the name or an address but again, we are asking everyone to look back at any contact they've had with this killer and do what this gun shop owner did and report it to us. >> he did exactly what you're supposed to do. if you see something, say something. he might not have gotten the i.d., but if he was that alarmed that he called the authorities, can you tell us, did the authorities try to figure out who he was? >> well, what i can say is that this is all part of the investigation that is ongoing now. everything that we're learning about this individual is being looked at, is being reviewed, all of the fbi's contacts with the killer over the past years are being reviewed, we're going back and scrubbing all of that.
>> and on that note, when the orlando killer was first questioned by the fbi for possible terror ties, he worked at an armed security guard company called g4s. the company says the fbi never notified him he was being investigated at all. wouldn't you think that would be important information for any employer but specifically since he worked for a security company? >> well, i can't get into the specifics of that. what i can say is that he, in fact, came under the fbi scrutiny because his co-workers were concerned about things that he was saying. so the information that led to the investigation actually came from his co-workers. he was under investigation at that time. >> did the company know then? >> i can't speak to what they knew at that time and again, we are going back and looking at everything that we did in our investigation of the killer, in our subsequent contact with him but also all the information that we are receiving to try and learn his motivations. this was an act of terror and an act of hate.
i'm going to orlando on tuesday to continue to get briefings on this matter to get briefings on the ground from the investigators, the first responders, and to meet with the victims and talk about our ongoing support for local law enforcement and the victims. >> let me ask you about his wife. she had apparently seen violent changes in her husband's behavior. he told her about his interest in carrying out a jihadist attack, and we now know she called and texted with her husband during the actual shootings and he made sure that she had access to bank accounts and other important documents. do you expect that a grand jury is going to make a determination that she should face charges? >> because this investigation is open and ongoing, we're not commenting on anyone else's role in it right now, except to say that we are talking to everyone who knew him and that of course includes his family, to determine what they knew, what they saw in the days and weeks leading up to this, but we're not going to comment on anyone else's role in it at this point in time because it is an open and ongoing investigation. >> it's possible she could face
charges? >> we're not going to discuss who may or may not face charges. this investigation is in the early stages, we are still gathering information and still seeking to talk to everyone who had contact with this killer. >> let me ask you about a place all of america and the world is familiar with, that's disney. according to a law enforcement official, the orlando killer visited disney springs the beginning of this month, a couple of weeks ago and also may have visited disney world in april. do you believe that the shooter had disney in his sights as a potential target? >> we don't know the answer to that right now. that is of course one of the things that we are trying to determine, were there any other locations he was focused on but also why did he pick that particular location? why did he target the lgbt community? and on particularly on latin night, are there connections to that as well, because of course, those are two communities that are often victimized by crimes of hate, which of course this also included.
so we're trying to find out everything we can about his motivations. >> let me ask you about a discussion that has been going on for some time but especially now and that is the relationship between law enforcement and the muslim community in sensitive cases. i want to play something for you that the former cia director and national security agency, head michael hayden said right here about an investigation that they were doing of army major nadal hassan who murdered 13 people in 2009 at ft. hood. listen to what he said. >> i think the army backed away from this for want of a better term i'll use yours, political correctness. they didn't want to bite off the issue that they might have gotten into had they gone after hassan, given his religious leanings. i think we clearly did not do some things that we should have done. >> is that a concern that you have seen and you have heard or that you particularly have, too much political correctness to be able to investigate? >> i can tell you how we handled these investigations now.
we handled these investigations by looking into anything, everything, and everyone. that also includes reaching out to the muslim community for information that they may have, and many of the investigations that we do involving individuals who have been radicalized here or individuals that we learn of overseas, a lot of the information that we gain is from the muslim community. so what i would say is that certainly we investigate these cases aggressively, no stone is left unturned, there is no backing away from an issue, there is no backing away from an interview, because of anyone's background, because for us, the source of information is very, very important, and what i will say though it is very important for to us maintain our contacts within the muslim community, because often individuals if they're from that community and they're being radicalized, their friends and family members will see it first. they will see activity first, and we want that information to come to us. also those communities are targeted as well, they are often
swept up in this, and so we want to make sure that every community in the united states knows that they are under our protection. >> attorney general loretta lynch, thank you so much for your time. appreciate it. >> thank you, dana. coming up, some delegates are plotting a republican revolt at their convention. donald trump is trying to silence talk of an insurrection but could it happen? >> the republican national committee, they put out a statement, you can't do it. it's not legal. you can't do it. you're not allowed to do it. if you think you've seen it all,
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indications on this list of people who might be involved in terrorism, and we need to keep a list of that, need to do the best we can to monitor those people so that they don't become an active terrorist person, but a lot of people may be wrongly on the list. in fact i'm sure there are a lot of people on that list that shouldn't be on it. so if you're going to deny a person a constitutional right like free speech or the right to have a firearm, then that person has to have an opportunity to explain that they shouldn't be on the list. that's all it's about. that's what the difference is. republicans have voted consistently to ban people on that list from having a gun, but to give them an opportunity to prove they shouldn't be on the list. >> so one of your colleagues, senator collins, is working on a compromise, which would limit the lists to a no fly list and a selectee list, so it would apply to about 109,000 people, as opposed to what we're talking
about, the broader 1 million people or so on the terror watch list. would you back that compromise legislation? >> susan is so careful about those things and worked really hard to figure out the differences in various lists, and what kind of proof it takes to get on that list. so i would be willing to listen to what she said. i am open to the details, dana. i agree that somehow someway we should be able to make this work. >> let's talk about the response that mr. trump had to the orlando shooting. he said he would "suspend immigration from areas of the world when there is proven s history of terrorism." also focus on the parents of this shooter, who emigrated from afghanistan. does this mean that mr. trump is now in favor of a ban on all immigration from certain countries? >> he simply said, and the way i understand it, and what i think is that we should slow down, let's have a pause and begin to
analyze where the threats are coming from. we have a toxic ideology, hopefully very small within islam, certainly most people, muslims don't agree with this violent jihadist approach and we need to figure out a better way to identify that. we've written the president, senator cruz and i months ago saying give us a background of the 580 terrorists that have been convicted since 9/11 and see if we can't see a pattern so we can do a better job of blocking the entry of those so slowing down i think is a good idea. >> what does that mean? are you going to look specifically at certain countries? are you going to look at certain religions? how would that actually work in practical terms? >> dana, i think first you look at background, look at the countries where we have of this 580 terrorists, about 95% or so are from islamic countries. >> so, for example, give me some names of countries that you would look at first. >> all i can tell you is the public data that we've had indicate that there are quite a
number of countries in that region that have sent a large number of people that have become terrorists, and so -- >> you're talking about saudi arabia? are you talking about -- >> well, it all depends a lot of it is on population. >> iran? >> pakistan has a number, people from egypt, syria, iraq, afghanistan, yemen. >> you would consider and mr. trump would consider banning immigration temporarily completely from those countries? >> not completely. i mean, you've got diplomats and businesspeople who have been traveling for a long time but tightening up that, pausing on the normal flow here until we get a good data base, the administration has refused to give us, and protect the american people. that's not unreasonable. you don't have a constitutional right to come to america. we respect your religion in this country. we will defend your right to free exercise of your religion but a person with an ideology that goes beyond normal religion that believes you can kill gays, that kills people who change
their view about the religion they have, that is a dangerous thing, and we do not have to admit people like that. >> but the killer in orlando, the ft. hood shooter, the san bernardino shooter, they were all americans, born in america so how would this solution stop the last several massacres, including the biggest one in this country, last week? >> well, their parents came here with an ideology, and it seemed to have impacted them. for example, in orlando, the parent was close to the taliban, a radical element that we are fighting right now in afghanistan. >> his father lived without breaking any laws that we know of his entire life in this country. >> i'm just saying you get two people from afghanistan, one believes in the united states, one of them believes in a democratic republic, and one of them believes in the taliban. we can't admit everybody in the world. why don't we admit those who have the greatest chance of being prosperous in the united states, to work harmoniously with us? we don't have a duty to admit
people who may be at risk, may place americans at risk. >> so let's talk about the reaction among your fellow members of congress, republicans. one called it disgusting, mr. trump's speech. another said it was highly offensive. as the he key trump supporter in the u.s. congress, we hear this in public, what are you getting behind closed doors? >> well the talking heads have been talking about this a lot but they -- >> these aren't talking heads, these are senators. >> they are talking heads some of them and even if they're senators, we all are, i guess. they should read the speech. it's a great speech. it lays out carefully the issues and challenges we face, it exposes president obama's unbelievably weak response, his unwillingness and her
unwillingness to even acknowledge these attacks are products of extremism within islam. i think we've got to talk about that. >> let's talk about politics and the fact that there is a movement among some delegates to the republican convention to try to get donald trump off the ballot, to make sure that he is not the nominee. do you know of any effort inside the trump campaign to call these delegates and stop them? >> well, i don't think that has any chance whatsoever. somebody said they could have as many as 30 people. well, they have 2,400 delegates. he's going to win this nomination clearly. what i would say to my people that are seeking unity, you need also to listen to the american people. why don't we acknowledge that these trade deals haven't worked so well as donald trump says, why don't we acknowledge that immigration is now in a lawless state and needs to be restored? >> i think our leaders need to be paying attention also to the people, not just complaining about things that donald trump might say. but a fight at the convention is not good for
anybody inside the republican party who is looking for the kind of unity you're talking about. is the campaign making calls, trying to stop, kind of a revolt at the convention? >> well, there's not going to be a revolt, but i would say that the administration, that trump campaign is definitely reaching out. we've had a number of meetings, a number of meetings with the republican senate leadership, house members, congressman ryan, mitch mcconnell, multiple phone calls and discussions, but i would just urge them to watch what happened in this election. the american people don't want another 5,000-page trade deal. they want an end of lawlessness and immigration. they want the united states to be careful about what wars it gets into and they want an end to gridlock in washington. >> i can't let you go, senator, without asking you about being donald trump's running mate. you were on every single list that we see. are you being vetted? >> i certainly expect not. i have not been discussing that
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welcome back. i'm dana bash. anyone but trump, that's the rallying cry for a group of republican delegates who still think they can dump their party's presumptive nominee. one idea is to try to push through a so-called conscience clause that would allow delegates to vote for someone else. >> who are they going to pick? i've beat everybody, but i don't mean beat, i beat the hell out of them. right? i beat the hell out of them. and we're going to beat hillary, it would be helpful if the republicans could help us a little bit, you know? >> and joining me now is senator ron johnson, chairman of the homeland security committee. first question, senator, is do you support the idea that convention delegates should be able to vote their conscience, be unbound if they are currently bound to vote for donald trump? >> well, good morning, dana.
i'm not a delegate. i really do not know, nobody can really predict what's going to be the outcome of our nomination process. i know there's a number of movements afoot. i'm not part of that process. i have my own race here in wisconsin, i'm going to concentrate on the areas of agreement, growing our economy, strengthening our military, defeating isis, securing our borders, making sure we have judges appointed to the supreme court so those are the issues, economic growth, create better opportunities for the american public for the folks in wisconsin. that's the thing i'm going to concentrate on. >> you mentioned your race there in wisconsin. new poll from marquette university shows you down nine points with likely voters. lot of republicans are worried that donald trump is dragging down vulnerable republicans, you are one of those republicans. is donald trump dragging you down? >> dana, we just began our campaign.
i know my opponents announced over a year ago, he is so 1 desperate to return to the united states senate. i'm actually accomplishing things. i've been approaching this campaign, i'm doing my job as the chairman senate committee and homeland security government affairs a serious responsibility. i take it seriously. i'm not really looking at the polls right now. six years ago i didn't even announce, didn't even decide to run for senate about six months out. about the same position we're in right now. again i'm not worried about polls. i'm just doing my job. >> according to a paper from your home state you said just before an event last month "i'm going to certainly endorse the republican nominee and obviously it looks like that will be mr. trump." have you endorsed him? >> it's been my intention to support the republican nominee, and again, nobody can predict the outcome of this thing. i think things remain reasonably uncertain. >> are you endorsing mr. trump right now? >> i intend to support the republican nominee and certainly support the areas of agreement, growing our economy, defeating isis, strengthening our border,
supporting the military. no two people agree on everything. i'll support the areas of agreement. >> support but not endorse, what's the difference? >> well, to me endorsement is a big embrace, basically shows that i pretty well agree with an individual on almost everything. that's not necessarily the case with our nominee, so i'll certainly be an independent voice where i disagree with a particular nominee. i'll voice it, whether it's hillary clinton, donald trump, or anybody else. i'll voice those disagreements and support the areas of agreement. >> let's talk about the letter that you wrote to the fbi director james comey asking for more information about the agency's actions during and after and even before the shooting in orlando. do you think that the agency mishandled the case? >> well again, as chairman of the senate committee and homeland security of government affairs i do have that responsibility of oversight and i've got a great deal of respect for director comey and secretary johnson.
i'm sure they're doing an after action report, looking at the facts of the situation, as well as previous terrorist attacks trying to figure out what can we do better? >> three days after the orlando shootings last week you wrote a letter to facebook to ceo mark zuckerberg, and you asked the company to turn over material relating to the accounts linked to the orlando shooter because he was posting on that site during the attack. has mark zuckerberg or anybody from facebook responded? >> i'm sure facebook is going to be cooperative. they've been cooperative in the past. they've been doing innovative, taking innovative efforts trying to counter isis' vile and barbaric use of social media. i view facebook as a real partner in this. >> senator ron johnson, of wisconsin and chairman of of the homeland security committee, thank you for joining me this morning.
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the party is actually liking me. you know, i'm an outsider, i'm an outsider and historically they don't love outsiders but i think they're starting to like me. >> let's talk about whether or not that's true. here with me now are all-star panel former ohio state senator nina turner a bernie sanders supporter. jeffrey lord, cnn republican commentator and javier becerra, a hillary clinton supporter and ana navarro, cnn commentator who is not a donald trump supporter but a republican. ana? >> yes, ma'am.
>> when are republicans, and are republicans going to come around and start supporting donald trump? is it going to happen? >> i think some definitely are. i would tell you there's three factions. people who genuinely like donald trump, like jeffrey lord. there's those who have fallen in line who think out of party loyalty to defend and protect the down ballot candidate they've got to support him, and see different levels of support. he's pretty toxic so some of them are embracing him, some are air kissing him, some are just keeping him as far away as they can and i think the third faction is the one that i'm in, which is no way, no how, no chance will we ever support donald trump. i was just at the romney retreat last weekend and i can tell you all three factions were there, and it felt like a thanksgiving dinner with the most dysfunctional family. you thought you were going to get stabbed with a fork at some point. it is a very heated, emotionally
charged difficult gut-wrenching decision for so many republicans. >> jeffrey, part of the dysfunctional wing if you're donald trump is going to come to the convention republicans not happy with donald trump. listen to what one delegate said who is helping the stop trump movement at the convention. >> i'm working daily on getting the votes and i have two members called me before this and they have signed on. >> i get how hard this is, even if they are quite successful, they're good at organizing. but this has got to concern those in the campaign. >> dana, they don't have a horse, as it were. the last time something like this was this was even remotely close was june of 1964 when nelson rockefeller had flamed out and the moderates rebelling against barry goldwater pushed then
governor of pennsylvania bill scranton into the race. he got clobbered. they don't have a bill scranton as it were. they don't have a mitt romney, a jeb bush, anybody here, so they've got a big problem. secondly, if by chance they succeeded, i mean there would be an open rebellion right on down the ballot from all these millions of people who voted for donald trump. who would say, okay, if that's what you're going to do, blet a es go there. i'll vote for my republican senator or congressman, maybe javier speaker of the house. it will be a problem. >> i know you guys are probably popping the popcorn on the democratic side ahead of the republican convention, but you know, hillary clinton's unfavorable ratings are not great either. >> dana, there's a difference between getting to know the democratic nominee, presumptive nominee versus having someone who is your presumptive nominee who is just unfit to be president of the united states. every day brings more evidence that donald trump is just not ready to be in the white house,
and more and more people are saying it, ana navarro just said it very well. that's his difficulty. somehow he has to show we want someone in the white house who praises vladimir putin. i think we prefer to have someone who green lights going after osama bin laden. here's a guy who says he's for the assault weapon weapon but now he has the endorsement of a gun lobby, he's against the ban. we want somebody who is consistent. hillary clinton is consistent and ready to be commander in chief. >> i don't know this issue about we're getting to know the democratic nominee, we've known her for 30 years. she's been in the public life for a long, long time and the truth is, and i think a lot of people, a lot of americans feel we have to make the lesser of the bad choice. it's a difficult choice. >> let me go back to what you want about being at the romney retreat every year, bring a whole bunch of donors and others in. to jeffrey's point there might be a lot of people who aren't thrilled with donald trump but
you can't replace somebody with nobody. was there any talk of an alternative, maybe mitt romney wanting to jump in again? >> at this point it would just be an impossible mission. it's really too late even for a mitt romney who has the ability to raise one and who has a veteran network. >> so you think from your perspective you're stuck with donald trump? >> i think jeffrey is right. if we try to have a coup in cleveland we'll get slaughtered. you've got two choices, do we get slaughtered in cleveland in july or do we get slaughtered in november across the nation? it is a bleak scenario for republicans. what i do think is going to happen and what i did sense out out of the romney retreat, is that there's a willingness to come together, for there to be a republican reconstruction and i think mitt romney is going to be one of those leaders, as is paul ryan, whether it's in november, whether it's in four years or eight years, there is going to be a post-trump reconstruction and coming together of the republican party, much like the democrats had a few, a decade ago.
>> let me bring you in here. one of the thing that donald trump did for a while, is try to court bernie sanders supporters. do you see at this point them going over now that we know it's going to be hillary clinton and donald trump? >> i can't predict. i meaning, there is a lot of bernie or bust out there. whether or not it is the most intense sanders supporters will go that way, i don't know, but there is a possibility that people will skip that category. i've heard a lot of that as i traveled the country, that the two choices are not acceptable, and especially for those who are fervently on the side of senator bernie sanders. that could happen. democrats cannot afford to take any vote for granted or any segment of the democratic party for granted. in a lot of ways, dana, some of the people energized by senator bernie sanders do not have a loyalty to the democratic party as it stands and so we have to recognize those people and try to do something to pull them over. >> so do you think, what do you
think the end game is for bernie sanders? do you think he's going to, does he have a potential third party run in him? >> he's going to do what he said he's going to do. he gave an address thursday. we understand the math is not on our side. we're not delusional about that but the social study still is. we'll go to the convention and fight for the most progressive platform that we can get and then not just the platform, people are in a move for show now, tired of the tale where he's going to continue to use his cache to do just what he said. i know it's not popular for politicians to mean what they say, say what they mean but senator sanders has been a man of his absolute word. he will continue to do that. >> all right, i want you all to listen to what elizabeth warren, the senator from massachusetts, said. she was speaking at, in new hampshire at the state democratic party meeting there. take a listen. >> she keeps at it. she keeps fighting for democratic values and fighting to take down an army of right wing lunatics who will say and do anything to undermine reform in this country.
>> she's really becoming an incredible attack dog for hillary clinton, kind of maybe surprising if that she didn't endorse her until the very end. could she be a good vp pick? >> look, i think if one of hillary clinton's goals is to be able to pick off some of these more moderate republicans who are, you know, having this existentialist moment and elizabeth warren would kill any chance of that ever happening. i do think that it's refreshing to hear elizabeth warren, because what we hear from hillary clinton tends to be so guarded, so scripted, so boring, and so all of a sudden you've got somebody that's being, you know, it's like elizabeth warren is channeling hillary clinton unplugged, unfiltered and she's saying the things that i suspect hillary clinton wishes she could say, but can't bring herself to. >> i'm guessing there's some attack dog in you. tell me where the vetting process is for you. >> he's got a lot of attack dog
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two momentous occasions overshadowed by the week's tragedy. hillary clinton became a grandmother again and donald trump turned 70. jake tapper took a look at maturity, shall we say, of this year's crop of candidates. it's this week's "state of the cartoonian." >> happy 70th birthday donald trump. your birthday blowouts are legendary. at your 50th, there was even an ice sculpture of your then wife martha maples. >> are you prepared to take the oath? >> however you celebrate it, this year say landmark, turning 70 means if elected you will be the oldest president ever sworn in. and if hillary clinton is elected, she'll be the second oldest president to take the oath. >> these united states -- >> that's right it's the battle of the baby boomers. you might have thought the boomers' time had passed. rubio sure did. >> this election is a generational choice. >> for boomer history hillary
clinton seems to represent the campus culture wars of the '60s, right down to her daughter chelsea named after a joni mitchell song. ♪ woke up ♪ it was a chelsea morning >> trump reflects a different slice of boomer history, late era rat pack. back when the men were men, the women were broads and sinatra was always playing. >> frank sinatra, they're all friends of mine. >> america has a big decision to make come november between these two baby boomers but since both boomers say they will not touch any of the entitlement programs for older people such as medicare. >> oh, my back. >> whoever wins, gen xers and millenials, you're going to be sent the bill. >> thanks so much for spending your sunday morning with us. happy father's day to all of the father watching, including mine, who is overseas. "fareed zakaria gps" is next. a. or you're a skier. or snowboarder. or a skier with two kids who snowboard.
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welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. this is a special edition of "gps" the global public square coming to you today from st. petersburg, russia. i traveled here to have a conversation with vladimir putin, the president of russia, and some other world leaders. he is one of the world's most talked about figures. seen as a foe by many in the west, but admired by many others in his homeland. and there was lots to talk to him about. from the chilly state of